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Six Rivers Lightning Complex

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Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

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Phone: 707-356-9442
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Six Rivers Lightning Complex UPDATE 9-11-2022

Six Rivers Lightning Complex Wildfire
News – 9/11/2022

Six Rivers Lightning Complex
September 10, 2022 UPDATE
Fire Information Line: (707) 356-9442

Remember the hours after September 11, when we came together as one!  

The Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently 41,540 acres with 91% containment and 783 personnel assigned to the incident. Ammon – 11,465 acres; Campbell – 30,075 acres. 

 Cooler temperatures today and into next week, will be favorable for the current management strategies on the Lightning Complex. Fire crews will continue to monitor fire lines as heat pockets remain in the interior of the fire area.  Resource Advisors (READs) are working in cooperation with US Forest Service and Hoopa Valley Tribal authorities to identify and preserve culturally, historically, and ecologically important sites within the fire areas. 

Steep slopes combined with heavy dead fuel from last winter’s snow event, creates potential for smoldering material to come loose and roll across control lines. However, the likelihood of spot fires outside of the line is decreasing with the improving weather conditions. Firefighters will continue to patrol the control lines to ensure there are no unexpected changes. 

The major focus at this stage of incident management remains on suppression repair. Suppression repair entails placing drainage dips along equipment lines, chipping brush and tree limbs that were cut along roadways, removing hazard trees, and repairing damaged roads. This work is extremely important to minimize erosion that can occur from storm events following a wildfire. Increased attention will also be focused on backhauling pumps and hose from the fireline back to this Incident Command Post to be refurbished and sent back to the supply cache where it can be deployed to the next fire. 

Smoke production will continue to decrease improving overall air quality. You can monitor the air conditions in your area at the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map -   


Due to a large presence of fire personnel and machinery on roadways, residents are asked to limit travel on Titlow Hill Road/Route 1 in zones HUM-E052 and HUM-E062 to essential traffic only. Residents may still use roads to travel out of evacuation order zones: 
 The following roads into evacuation zones have been closed. 

- Forest Route 7n15 at Six Rivers Forest Boundary  

The following roads are restricted to local traffic only: 

  • - Horse Linto Creek Road at Saddle Lane (Open to residents only) 

  • - 6N06 Sandy Bar (Route 6) 
    - Titlow Hill Road (Route 1) at Horse Mountain Botanical Area 

State Route 299 remains open to through traffic. Residents are encouraged to visit to check for state highway closures. 

Forest order NO. 22-10-06 Six Rivers Lightning Complex is currently in place, which includes river access at Kimtu Park. To view this closure and map, please visit: 

For the latest evacuation information go to Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services  

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